Assault Offense

Being charged with assault in Montana

and facing a felony conviction can mean years of lost freedom. For a misdemeanor charge, personal rights can always be at stake. The degree of assault depends upon whether an injury was inflicted and its severity. Often, those accused of assault mistakenly assume that the consequences will fit their view of the gravity of their actions. It is critical to recognize:

  • An assault conviction can leave a permanent mark on a criminal record, with infinite “lookback” if another legal problem occurs in the future.
  • Even if little or no actual physical assault took place, conviction for partner assault, family member assault, and domestic violence crimes can be pivotal, life-altering events.
  • Second and third offenses in the realm of assault and domestic assault are much more serious, with jail or prison time a distinct possibility.
  • An assault involving domestic violence can result in a conviction results in a mandatory lifetime weapons ban.

Clearing the Way for Our Clients: Investigation, Strategy and Negotiating Skills

Assault - Hyalite Peak Trail

A snowy Hyalite Peak Trail, in Bozeman, Montana.

Before and during a trial, we at Watson Law Office, P.C., provide a vigorous defense against charges, including felony assault, domestic violence, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, felony battery, assault with a deadly weapon, and misdemeanor assault or battery. Many of these charges come down to “he said-she said” evidence, which can be especially difficult for a defendant if the investigating officer takes the other side. At times like these, we dig into cases with quality private investigators. Our diligent pursuit of physical evidence and witness testimony helps target a just acquittal, deferred prosecution, or dismissal. Intensive research, use of expert witnesses, and knowledge of the criminal investigations process are often part of a comprehensive strategy in these cases. Our record reflects mastery of negotiating with prosecutors for an outcome that leaves our clients’ future intact. To learn more, call today for a free consultation and analysis of your particular case.

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